Post by mdtreehugger on Aug 25, 2020 8:22:02 GMT -5
One of my favorite things to do is forage for wild mushrooms. Sometimes I go out just to look for mushrooms, but often I find them doing other things like scouting or working. Around mid August is when mushrooms really start to kick of in my neck of the woods. Ive been finding a bunch of good mushrooms recently. Chicken of the woods that I saw driving by a parking area on public land. Turned around to take it home.
Its been an excellent year for cinnibar chanteralls. Very tasty, but often full of sand.
Its also been an exceptional year for oyster mushrooms. Although all of these are past there prime. I did manage a few good ones the other day. Its also been a really good year for old man of the woods mushrooms.
Wild mushroom risotto. It has cinnabar chanteralls, yellow foot chanteralls, chicken of the woods, old man of the woods, oyster mushrooms, and a couple dried cultivated s**takes. Hopefully more mushroom foraging to come. My favorite, hen of the woods should be just starting to show up in the next few weeks. Weather conditions have been ideal this year, so ill be eating good threw the fall. Might even get some in the freezer this year.
Hugger, I'm with you on the shrooms, I look forward to it every year. Unfortunately wasnt a great year this year with the morals and the chanterelles have been non existent around here. Not enough rain for the chanterelles or any other fungus around here this summer.
Post by mdtreehugger on Oct 27, 2020 14:32:23 GMT -5
2020 has been a strange year in so many ways, including foraging. Lions mane are extremely uncommon in my neck of the woods, finding one you can actually reach is like winning the lottery. But I found a few today.